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Acclaimed television and film screenwriter Aaron Sorkin says that Philip Seymour Hoffman's shocking death from heroin abuse probably saved lives.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Rolling Stone Cover
Philip Seymour Hoffman on the cover of Rolling Stone. R.I.P.

"Phil Hoffman and I had two things in common," writes Sorkin. "We were both fathers of young children, and we were both recovering drug addicts."

Hoffman died Sunday at age 46. He first met Sorkin on the set of the 2007 movie Charlie Wilson's War, for which Sorkin had penned the screenplay.

"On breaks during rehearsals, we would sometimes slip outside our soundstage on the Paramount lot and get to swapping stories," Sorkin recalls.

"It's not unusual to have these mini-AA meetings. People like us are the only ones to whom tales of insanity don't sound insane. 'Yeah, I used to do that.'"

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In the 72 hours since MSNBC fired Keith Olbermann, speculation over the pundit's future has spread widely. One rumor? A TV collaboration with Aaron Sorkin.

The award-winning scribe of A Few Good Men, The West Wing, The Social Network and Moneyball fame has a new pilot in the works about a cable news show.

Sorkin spent time on Olbermann’s Countdown set while penning scripts (he also shadowed Chris Matthews and several Fox News shows) over the past year.

NATURAL TANDEM: A collaboration among left-leaning favorites Olbermann and Sorkin almost seems overdue. The former has plenty of time on his hands ...

EW reports that Olbermann may serve as a consultant to the show, if it gets picked up, and perhaps even deliver some of his signature rants on camera.

Sorkin's failed series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was panned a few years back for the simple fact that its SNL-style comedy sketches were unfunny.

Olbermann going off on long-winded tirades would certainly give a show (which HBO is reportedly considering) about cable news an air of authenticity.

Keith's next step is unclear, but reports say he may be on the shelf less than six months under the terms of his buyout deal with MSNBC. Stay tuned.

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In a rare interview with lamestream media outlet ABC, Sarah Palin sat down with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts Friday to talk about taxes, government gettin' outta the way, Barack Obama flip floppin' and all sortsa other stuff.

She also took a shot (not literally) at Aaron Sorkin.

CARIBOU KILLER: Palin makes no apologies.

Animal rights activist group PETA called Palin out after she shot a caribou on her TLC show, Sarah Palin's Alaska, but she says at least that could be sincere.

Sorkin calling her a witless bully, comparing her to Michael Vick and saying she killed the animal for political gain, on the other hand, has her all fired up.

Sarah Palin responded to Sorkin’s statement, telling Roberts that “We eat, therefore we hunt - and I am thankful that I get to feed my kids organic food.”

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Aaron Sorkin went off on Sarah Palin on the Huffington Post yesterday, terming her a "witless bully" for staging a caribou hunt on her TLC reality series.

Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and the writer of films such as A Few Good Men and The Social Network, was particularly miffed by Palin's explanation.

"Unless you've never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather chair or eaten meat, save your condemnation," she wrote in defense of Sarah Palin's Alaska.

Not that simple, Sorkin replies.

Witless Bully

Likening Palin's antics on her "truly awful reality show" with Michael Vick's dogfighting ring, Sorkin said he may eat meat, but the two are poles apart.

"I don't watch snuff films and you make them. You weren't killing that animal for food, shelter or even fashion. You enjoy killing animals," writes Sorkin.

"For the life of me, I can't make a distinction between what you get paid to do and what Michael Vick went to prison for." He's just getting warmed up.

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